Committees, Task Forces and Advisors

CRL is governed by a Board of Directors drawn from the higher education, learned societies and research libraries communities. The Board, comprised of unpaid members who serve three-year terms, is entrusted with the decisions that ensure CRL’s long-term financial, operational, and organizational welfare. Standing committees conduct and review much of the research, development, and planning that informs the decision-making of the full Board.  Committee assignments draw upon the talents and expertise of individual Board members and other representatives of CRL libraries.  

Executive Committee

  • Deborah Jakubs, Chair
    Duke University

  • Adriene Lim, Vice-Chair
    University of Maryland

  • Bradley Schaffner, Secretary
    Carleton College

  • Denise Stephens, Treasurer
    Washington University, Saint Louis

  • Virginia Steel, Immediate Past Chair
    University of California, Los Angeles

  • Gregory Eow, ex officio
    Center for Research Libraries

Budget & Finance Committee

  • Denise Stephens, Chair
    Washington University, Saint Louis
  • Daniel Dollar
    Yale University 
  • Raymond Sallay
    Center for Research Libraries
  • Scott Walter
    Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Gregory Eow, ex officio
    Center for Research Libraries

Collections and Services Policy Committee

  • David Magier, Chair
    Princeton University Library
  • Debra Bucher
    Vassar College Libraries
  • Janet Hulm
    Ohio University Libraries
  • Jeff Kosokoff
    Duke University Libraries

  • Carmelita Pickett
    University of Virginia
  • Caitlin Tillman
    University of Toronto
  • Mark R. Watson
    University of Oregon
  • Doug Way
    University of Kentucky
  • Gregory Eow, ex officio
    Center for Research Libraries

CRL Advisor on Electronic Resources Strategy

  • Ann Shumelda Okerson
    New Haven CT

Nominating Committee

  • Virginia Steel, Chair
    University of California, Los Angeles
  • Gwen Bird
    Simon Fraser University
  • Janet Bishop
    The Claremont Colleges
  • Sarah Pritchard
    Northwestern University

Human Resources & Compensation Committee

  • Carolyn Henderson Allen, Chair
    University of Arkansas
  • Theresa Byrd
    University of San Diego
  • Mary Case
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • John Lehner
    University of Houston
  • Steven Smith
    University of Tennessee